Periphery Rolls With A ‘Juggernaut’

While most tours are for only one album, Periphery will hit the road with two LPs coming out in January.  With Nothing More as main support along with Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist on the ticket, the adventure begins in January in North Carolina.

Photo: J. Saffer

The two albums from the Washington, D.C.-based prog band are Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, both arriving Jan. 27 via Sumerian Records.

Why two LPs?  Periphery drummer Matt Halpern explains:

“Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we’ve actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release,” Halpern said.

Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience.  Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums.

Juggernaut Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey.  Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

Not only are Periphery members excited about the tour, but guitarist Misha Mansoor is fired up about Nothing More, which is touring in support of its self-titled Eleven Seven Music debut.  So far the disc has given the world two hit singles – “This Is The Time (Ballast)” and the recently released “Mr. MTV.”

“I first saw Nothing More play in London after the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and was instantly blown away by their performance,” Mansoor said.  “I am so happy that we have the opportunity to take out such a unique and original band on our headliner.”

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Here’s the schedule:

Jan. 10 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
Jan. 11 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Jan. 12 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade
Jan. 13 – Tampa, Fla., Orpheum
Jan. 14 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution
Jan. 16 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
Jan. 17 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Jan. 18 – Dallas, Texas, House of Blues
Jan. 20 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theatre
Jan. 21 – Mesa, Ariz., Club Red
Jan. 22 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
Jan. 23 – Santa Ana, Calif., Yost Theater
Jan. 26 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Jan. 27 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 28 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
Jan. 31 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Feb. 2 – Minneapolis, Minn., Varsity Theater
Feb. 3 – Chicago, Ill., House of Blues
Feb. 4 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall
Feb. 6 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
Feb. 7 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Feb. 8 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
Feb. 9 – Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall
Feb. 11 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 12 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
Feb. 13 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Feb. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa., District N9NE

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